A Proper Connected Golf Swing Creates Improved Accuracy and Distance

Learning all of the independent technical parts of a golf swing can be difficult enough to do, and this may still not provide the golf shots that you have always wanted. Combining all of the independent technical parts of a golf swing together, in one connected movement, will really provide the power accuracy and consistency that most golfers are looking for.

To feel a connected movement in your golf swing, try to focus on using the bigger parts of your body – your shoulders, your chest, and your hips more, and focus on using your hands, arms and legs less.

From a good balanced address position, make a conscious effort to turn your shoulders to 90° in the backswing position. Try to avoid lifting your spine angle during this process. Also, try to avoid using too much leg action in this part of the swing. Your hands and arms should be lifted nicely in line with the chest and shoulders. Be careful not to collapse the wrist or elbows as this will create an over swing and this is a sure sign of disconnection at the top of your swing.

To start your downswing towards the ball, focus on driving your hips to the left and unwinding your body and arms together, feeling like your hands stay more in front of your chest and don't get trapped behind your body. As your whole body turns to the left, your bodyweight should follow through over your front foot so that, in the finish, the hips, the chest, the shoulders and the head are all facing the target in a balanced position.

If, at any point, you feel that one part of your body is racing ahead and another part of your body is lagging behind, this can create a feeling of disconnection and can cause problems with power consistency and accuracy. A connected golf swing is a golf swing that will stand up under pressure and provide the most consistent and efficient results in the longer term.